June 12, 2018 Tony Morgan

An Interview with Thom Rainer: Becoming a Welcoming Church

In some recent research, 79% of people reported that they chose to go to a particular church because they felt welcomed by the leaders.

Through The Unstuck Group’s 4 Phase Process, my team and I emphasize the importance of the hospitality details, but, we too often find that many churches are not welcoming churches.

Thom Rainer, CEO of LifeWay Ministries, recently authored a new book, Becoming a Welcoming Church. This book gives practical insight and a framework into how to be a hospitable church.

Check out our conversation here: 

Interview highlights include:
  • Friendly vs. welcoming churches

  • Common barriers that prevent a welcoming atmosphere

  • Obstacles that are easy to overcome

Are you interested in learning if you are a welcoming church? Check out Thom Rainer’s book, Becoming a Welcoming Church, or learn more about our 4 Phase Process.

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Tony Morgan

Tony Morgan

Tony is the Chief Strategic Officer and founder of The Unstuck Group, theunstuckgroup.com. For 14 years, Tony served on the senior leadership teams at West Ridge Church (Dallas, GA), NewSpring Church (Anderson, SC) and Granger Community Church (Granger, IN). He's written several books and articles that have been featured with the Willow Creek Association, Catalyst and Pastors.com.